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it's friday! >> it's 6:00 and it's all anticipation at this point. that includes the morning commute. sharon will have the latest on that for you right after marty's first warning weather. >> let's go ahead and reset the story for those just joining us. it's a calm day start. here is first warning doppler weather radar. a significant weather event is indeed moving our way. no changes from the last
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forecast you heard before you went to bed last night. watch, warning and advisory graphics show a winter storm warning in effect area wide. the effect of what will be a strong nor'easter can be seen as you move toward the coast with blizzard warnings for coastal delaware and south jersey. at lunchtime, we'll see our first flakes of snow. by dinner two to 4 inches on the ground. let's look at the overall snow total graphics. 16 to 24 inches, we broadcast to a very large area. i don't think 24 inches is commonplace but 16 and slightly plus is certainly not out of the question. you get to point of rocks, the shenandoah valley two plus feet of snow. the reason we only have eight to 16 in the areas that have the blizzard advisories is because of blowing snow. it will be more of a visibility issue. so this day, what we're talking about is well, let's go ahead and call it cloudy skies this
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morning. snow by midday and continuing for 24 hours, 34 at luncheon the way to a high of 37 degrees. don take it away. thank you very much, what is coming up o on your current commute? >> not much going on on the roads with the exception after bit of construction, this is new construction on charles street at the beltway. the northbound two lanes on the bridge are blocked. one southbound lane gets by there. meantime, travel advisories if you take mark -- if you take the mass transit friday commuter bus, that is on an amended schedule because of the weather. you're going to want to log onto mta.maryland.gov for updates there. and mark train advisory train 852 is cancelled on the camden line because of weather and same goes for 857 on the brunswick line and amtrak is cancelling most of their trains south of dc. you'll want to log or call them to find out if where are train is indeed running. there is a live look at 95 at 895, no issues on the eastbound
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of the beltway at quarantine road. wjz is always on for traffic information any time log onto wjz.com. back to you don. here's what people are talking about this morning, worrying about and thinking about as well. the major snowstorm headed right at us, already creating headaches for some marylanders lawmakers and airlines. wjz and andrea fujii is live at bwi thurgood marshall. good morning, andrea. >> reporter: good morning don and everyone. there is still a steady flow of cars in and out of bwi this morning. that will soon be changing as southwest and other airlines have cancelled many of their flights starting this afternoon. >> reporter: it's happening all over again. another major snowstorm is just hours away from arriving and now there is word salt supplies could be running low. >> never been this bad, it ain't never been this bad. everybody is scared they're going to run out of salt. >> reporter: a pile of salt sits in canton, southeast baltimore one of the major supplies in our area.
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overnight trucks arrived to fill up getting set for the snow to fall. they'll spread it out through the region. >> i'm taking mine to sparrows point. >> reporter: while crews keep their eyes on the road the nation's airlines are keeping their eye on the sky. beginning this afternoon southwest airlines will call off flights leaving from bwi thurgood marshall and other lines will too. >> we certainly encourage customers to check with their airlines or the airport's website as well to get the most up to date flight status information. >> reporter: all across maryland people are flooding pharmacies, grocery stores and hardware stores, stocking up for what's expected to be a long weekend indoors. >> just a lotment i mean, a lot of it is just moving out, coming in, moving out pretty rapid. >> reporter: there is one marylander who is looking forward to the storm, the owner of canton's portside tavern. >> i want it to snow, i want it snow early tomorrow and snow all weekend long. >> reporter: why is that? >> people don't have to work. you know what happens when they
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don't work. >> reporter: and after this storm, it's estimated that every county in the state will be over and beyond it's snow removal budget, but they say they'll continue to keep those roads clear. don back to you. thank you very much, andrea. stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage of you course and remember wjz is always on for updated forecasts your own live look at doppler weather radar and latest closings and delays go to wjz.com. and the upcoming winter storm will be a first for baltimore city's new mayor. >> madam mayor you've been duly sworn may i be the first to congratulate you. >> it has been a little less than 18 hours now since mayor stephanie rawlings-blake was sworn in. she got right to work prepaying for the snowstorm. she'll serve out the rest of sheila dixon's term. dixon resigned yesterday following the terms of her plea bargain on perjury charges. we are following a police
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involved shooting that we first brought you as breaking news last night at 11:00. three people shot in northwest baltimore. here is kai jackson with the latest. >> reporter: the baltimore city police detective was shot twice in the right arm in the 3700 block of oakmont avenue. it happened about 8:00 thursday night as two detectives were responding to a report of an armed suspect in the area. >> the detectives made their approach to the suspects on foot and as they came around the corner to the house, the suspect at least one suspect immediately opened fire with a handgun. >> reporter: police say two days prior to the detective being shot there was a non-fatal drug involved shooting in the area. the detective who was hit thursday returned fire. police say his partner then engaged in a gun battle with another suspect. >> we know that one suspect
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succumbed to his wounds at the scene. the second suspect is in critical condition at sinai. >> reporter: one suspect is dead. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: the wounded detective was rushed to shock trauma. police say he is a three year veteran of the force. he served four years in the united states marine with a tour of duty in iraq. new mayor stephanie rawlings-blake had barely been on the job for eight hours she when he was shot. she rushed to shock trauma to thank him for his service. >> he was alert, up, i told him i had been praying for him on my way over and i was just so happy that, you know, he was alert and things could have been so much worse. >> reporter: the surgeon dr. andrew pollack tells eyewitness news fortunately the bullet missed major arteries in the detective's arm. he does expect some rehabilitation, but suspects the detective will have full use of
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the arm in the future. we do not know the name of the detective nor do we know the name of the suspect who was killed or the suspect who was taken to shock trauma. i'm kai jackson reporting now back to you. thank you. the man wounded by police is in critical condition this morning. the investigation continues this morning. new developments involving the toyota prius as the company may issue a recall for it today according to japan's top newspaper. toyota admitted yesterday the electronic braking system does not work properly in some 2010 prius. those made prior to january. now observers wonder what affect this will have on the toyota brand. >> it's the brick on brick, you know, bad news upon bad news that just kills your reputation. >> people who believe in this car, and more broadly people who believe in toyota i don't think have had their tree rattled yet. >> and toyota has scheduled a news conference to begin any moment now promising an update on the recalled accelerator
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pedals. we will follow it and let you know any new developments. turning to sports, the colts could find out today if one of their best players will be able to suit up for the super bowl. pro bowl defensive end dwight freeney, will practice for the first time since turning a ligament in his ankle during the win two weeks ago. the injury can require up to six weeks tofreeney says he is confident he heal can play. you can watch the action as the colts take on the new orleans saints, super bowl 44 here wjz 13 our coverage kicks off sunday evening at 6:00. >> cbs phil simms and cbs joining us, the quarterback of the new york giants in his career passed over 33,000 yards. >> which he said was nothing. >> he said compared to peyton manning, he said its nothing. phil simms joining us at 6:35. let's set the weather for folks getting up and joining us.
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first warning doppler weather radar, what we're seeing here is a significant weather event moving our way. the watch, warning and advisory graphics, we're all under a winter storm warning, a nor'easter big coastal event. you can see it on the right side a blizzard warning for coastal delaware and south jersey and for a coastal flood warning in for the delmar and down toward the mouth of the chesapeake bay. snow arrival times around lunchtime, two to 4 inches on the ground. and snowfall total graphics, the intense snow will be during the night and overnight with 16 to 24 inches of snow falling. understand we broadcast to an enormous area. i'm not too sure that 24 is going to be a good standard number area wide. i think 16 kind of plus is, but we don't want too leave anybody out. toward the blue ridge parkway, shenandoah valley, two plus feet of snow expected.
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let's look at the forecast for the day, the day part. right now it's pretty calm, temperatures in the low 30s. 34 at luncheon it's way to a high of 37. 35 this evening. this will be over, said and done with by noon tomorrow. we dig out and i frankly wouldn't be cancelling any super bowl plans. i think given the history of this city digging out over the past two snow storms that people aren't going to let an unofficial national holiday go by the way side. at atman's on lombard street. imagine how many orders they're trying to fill. >> reporter: they will sell a ton of corned beef on sun day. james how are you doing? >> this is the super bowl sub- >> reporter: the super sub-for super bowl sunday. wait until you hear it, live at attman deli ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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marty is in the first warning weather center. >> '95, '96, the winter there of, we had a total of 56 and a half inches of snow. right now, the winter of '09,
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2010 we have officially 35.5 inches of snow. we get 20 inches officially over the next 24 hours, or over the next month and a half we're going to set a snowfall total record for a winter season in baltimore, maryland. 31 degrees right now, slight breeze out of the east. there is that nor'easter starting to kick up a little bit now. 71% humidity, barometer is 30.28, ocean city 330 in elk ton and easton. 33 hagerstown, 34dc, 32 pax river, elk ton upper 20s, 30 bel air, 29 westminster, 31 columbia, 32 rock hall, kent island 33, annapolis 34. before the break we covered the advancing storm. this is going to be a pretty big one, however, you know, it's not like we haven't done this twice before this season. i think the temperatures over the next couple days are kind of critical to the story as the low gets out of here and high
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pressure builds in. sun comes out, it stays cold, we will not have to deal with a melt and refreeze, we move the snow before it tries to turn to ice. 37 will be the high early on, heavy snow tonight, snow in the afternoon, tonight 25. heavy snow early on tomorrow, by lunch it's over. cloudy, windy, colder, 30 in the afternoon. quickly, can we bring in first warning doppler weather radar? you see this band of heavy rain down over the south florida panhandle, portions of sought east alabama, northwest georgia that's what's coming in tonight. that's going to be the heavy snowfall after dark. let's look at the five-day. once we get below freezing today, we stay below freezing the next two days. once again, 30 is your high tomorrow. 30 is an overnight low. 29 sunday with sunny skies. we get a chance to move this snow. then it gets above freezing, slushy monday 35. tuesday 33, partly sunny,
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wednesday cloudy and 36 degrees. don take it away. how about the rush right now, sharon is at wjz traffic control. >> running very smoothly right now in 15 minutes we'll give you mark train, amtrak and mass transit advisories. meantime the only thing you have to worry about on the roads right now is going to be construction on charles street at 695, two northbound lanes are blocked on the bridge there. one southbound lanes get by, traffic being detoured. signs are posted but apparently they are pretty small. live look outside the beltway is looking good at 83, 95 at 895 and the beltway on the east side. this traffic report is brought by the cochran firm. if you've suffered a personal injury call the cochran firm or visit cochranfirm.com for a free consultation. back to you don and marty. >> we keep focusing on this snow event, as we should, it's super bowl weekend, an unofficial american holiday. people will dig out and do their thing on sunday. i am almost positive of it.
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ron is at attman's on lombard street. take it away. >> reporter: we are at east lombard street and horseradish lane. attman's deli, mark attman, my friends, how are you doing? >> i'm doing great. >> reporter: good to see you, super bowl sunday. >> super bowl sunday biggest day of the year, hopefully again this year. >> reporter: how much corned beef do you sell for super bowl sunday? >> over 2000 pounds. >> reporter: over a ton of corned beef will leave lombard street the baltimore area. what do we have, mark? >> we have our specials for the super bowl, one we feature every year, only for super bowl sunday, is our super bowl super sub, corned beef, roast beef, turkey, all your garnishes, pickles on the side, coleslaw, attman's mustard, potato salad, mustard is only here, nowhere else in the world, we have that for your liking, a special this
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year, ron, only in your name, when they mention your name. >> reporter: listen, guys. >> it's usually a 59.95, if you mention ron matz it's 49.95. >> if you mention me it's 69.95 i thought you were going to say. >> reporter: the ron matz special. thank you mark. >> thank you. >> marty if he changes the weather forecast i'll send him this sub! >> ron? ron? this just in for first warning weather, three to 5-inch goos this just in, sunny and 80. >> let's talk about, we are going to have a storm obviously we're going to dig out. what's it going to be like fresno. >> we have a lot of deliveries, we have the four wheel vehicles. we'll get there, everyone will get their food on time. so, you know, we have been doing this for 95 years, we know what we're doing. we know what we have to do and we're going to do it, be open all day tomorrow, all day sunday and we'll be here to service the community. we love you if you come down. and we'll have your food ready
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to go. >> we love you guys. your website mark. >> attmansdeli.com. we have a super bell menu a lot of new things that go with the attman's tradition. >> happy super bowl. great to see you. >> happy super bowl to you. >> go saints. >> we want to say as we leave attman's we want to thank everybody who we saw at the chocolate affair last night. karen sagel, debbie attman, 1600 people, a record crowd all for the benefit of health care for the homeless. we thank everyone who came out last night. and thank you guys. have a great weekend! from attman's east lombard street and horseradish line, have a great weekend! >> thank you, buddy. >> super bowl sunday is the second day for food consumption in this day. second only to thanksgiving. >> that is an incredible stat. yesterday i was talking down at
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momma's on the half shell, and max's tap house, they're expecting all weekend long enormous crowds and they're expecting super bowl to come off without a hitch. i would expect a lot of neighborhood places where foot traffic is king are going to have a banner weekend. look, we're talking about a major winter weather event on a weekend. you know, there is a plus side to this. >> certainly is. >> let's move into the break. >> we'll be talking about the super bowl in a minute. still to come on our morning edition. >> reporter: super bowl sunday isn't just about the big game. americans love their super bowl commercials. i'm derek valcourt, i'll give you a sneak preview of some of them on ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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doppler weather radar, a significant weather events headed our way. forecast today calls for snow. it will be breezy, a foul afternoon. 37 early on. our snowfall total graphics no changes since you went to bed last night. no surprises, 16 to 24. we broadcast to a large area. the 24 is an isolated pocket. specifically as you get toward the shenandoah valley. foot and a half easy. here's a preview of sunday's
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super bowl nothing to do with the game itself. derek valcourt has a look at some of the yet to be seen commercials. >> pick up the control. >> keep your hands off my momma. keep your hands on my. >> reporter: from doritos snack attack. >> frank! >> wow, you didn't win? i want to show you something, it's my shocked face. >> reporter: to etrade's talking baby. >> super bowl sunday is the advertising events of the year. often showcasing some of the best in tv commercials. >> that's according to some of the creative advertising minds at gkv here in baltimore. >> i think it's a strong crop this year. >> reporter: what makes some of the super bowl ads so great? >> they're funny if you can make an ad guy laugh who doesn't like to laugh at other people's work, you've done a good job. >> reporter: ad prices have gone from 700,000 for 30 seconds to 3 million some advertisers like
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cars.com are paying. >> some are pretty expensive s it worth it? >> reporter: people are watching, if you do it right and win them over, i think it is. >> reporter: this year you won't see ads from car manufacturers, gm and ford but you will see ads from chrysler and ads like this one from hyundai. >> should probably retire after this. >> i don't know. maybe. >> we don't know what things will be like ten years from now, but we can assure you that your hyundai will still be covered. >> reporter: the super bowl's advertisers get massive exposure with an estimated 100 million people glued to their t vs. >> it's the one time a year where people actually want to watch advertising and are not trying to run away from it. >> reporter: that can mean big business for new advertisers, launching a year long ad campaign with chevy chase lampooning his own vacation. >> we have you in the napoleon sweet. >> they're introducing themselves to, you know, the huge audience that the super
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bowl offers. >> this is going to be great! >> reporter: that's what advertisers are counting on derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. and you can of course catch all those commercials as well as the game this sunday right here, our live coverage kicks off at 6:00 p.m. again right here on wjz 13. now, yet to come on our morning edition. >> if you have plans to fly out this weekend, think again as many airlines are cancelling their flights in anticipation of this snowstorm. i'm andrea fujii, that story is just ahead. >> reporter: i'm tara mergener in washington, toyota can't seem to get a break as another possible recall looms. the latest coming up. catch you up on your ketchup. big changes to the way you handle your heinz. your ride on the roads i should say runs very good right now. but we do have mark train and mass transit advisories, we'll tell you what they are in just a few. now sending it over to marty.
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super bowl on cbs, phil simms joins us on coffee with as the morning edition continues right after this. straight ahead with reggie bush: ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the bottom line here at the bottom of the hour is what we are all waiting for which comes later in the day. sharon will have your current traffic after marty's first warning weather. >> if you're just joining us, let's reset the scene, doppler weather radar, what we are seeing for you folks just joining us is a pretty significant winter storm moving our way. by any standard that is a big weather event. let's look at our watch, warning and advisory graphics, we are all under a winter storm warning, but the real effect of the nor easter self can be seen as you move to the right-hand side of your screen with blizzard warnings for coastal delaware, south jersey, coastal flood warnings for our portion of the delmar, and toward the mouth of the bay.
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the timing has not changed. there are no surprises here. what you heard before you went to bad is still intactment by lunchtime we start the snow, by dinnertime two to 4 inches on the ground. first warning doppler weather radar, let me go back a second, this heavy rain you see down here over the south florida panhandle, southeast alabama, northwest georgia that's what's going to get in here tonight and give us our real heavy burst of snow during the nighttime and the overnight hours. let's look at our snowfall total graphics. 16 to 24 inches still intact. we broadcast to a large area, i don't think the 24 is going to be commonplace, but i think 16 plus a couple inches will be. you start moving down toward the shenandoah valley point of rocks, you are seeing 24 inches plus of snow. i want you to know the eight to 16 line there is that's where you see the blizzard advisories for coastal delaware and south jersey. it's going to be a visibility issue not necessarily an enormous snow amount issue.
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now, let's look at the day part, calm friday, 31, 33 at lunch, quick high in the mid to upper 30s, snow starts at lunch doesn't stop for 24 hours. sharon is talking about both of today's commutes, she is at wjz traffic control. >> good morning, everyonement so far not too much to worry about right now. only a bit of construction that's going to be on charles street at the beltway, northbound you're looking at two lanes blocked on the bridge and southbound only one lanes gets buy, detours are posted. if you're planning on taking mass transit today, they're on the friday commuter bus is on an amended schedule. you'll want to log onto mta.maryland.gov for updates there. meantime, mark train 852 is cancelled on the camden line and on the brunswick line train 857 is cancelled this morning. if you take amtrak or are planning on taking amtrak somewhere south or if you're
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receiving visitors from the south, most of the trains south of dc have been cancelled. there is a look at the beltway, everything looking good there. this traffic report is brought by bill's carpet warehouse, hardwood and laminate, bill's has it all. don and marty back to you guys. all that people are talking about is that major snowstorm making its way this direction. it's effects are already being felt before the first flake falls. wjz and andrea fujii live at baltimore washington, thurgood marshall. >> good morning everyone. bwi's biggest carrier, southwest airlines has already cancelled most of their flights starting this afternoon. meanwhile, road crews are already preparing for what many are calling the biggest snowstorm in history. >> reporter: it's happening all over again. another major snowstorm is just hours away from arriving and now there is word salt supplies could be running low.
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>> never been this bad, it ain't never been this bad. everybody is scared they're going to run out of salt. >> reporter: a pile of salt sits in canton, southeast baltimore one of the major supplies in our area. overnight trucks arrived to fill up getting set for the snow to fall. they'll spread it out through the region. >> i'm taking mine to sparrows point. >> reporter: while crews keep their eyes on the roads, the nation's airlines are keeping their eye on the sky. beginning this afternoon southwest airlines will call off flights leaving from bwi thurgood marshall and other lines will too. >> we certainly encourage customers to check with their airlines or the airport's website as well to get the most up to date flight status information. >> reporter: people are flooding pharmacies, grocery stores and hardware stores stocking up for what is expected to be a long weekend indoors. >> just a lot a lot is moving out, coming in and moving out rapidly.
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>> reporter: there is one marylander who is looking forward to the storm, the owner of canton's portside tavern. >> i want it to snow, i want it snow early tomorrow and snow all weekend long. >> reporter: why is that? >> people don't have to work. you know what happens when they don't work. >> reporter: and anywhere you stay indoors is a good thing as the national weather service is warning that if you drive, be aware of treacherous to nearly impossible driving conditions. don back to you. thank you very much, andrea. stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage. don't forget wjz is always on for you, for updated forecasts your own live look at doppler weather radar, the latest closings and delays go to wjz.com. an investigation continues in ellicot city after a person is hit and killed by a csx freight train. the unidentified person was walking in ellicot city when the baltimore bound train hit them. more problems for toyota, a leading newspaper says the company will soon add the prius to it's growing list of recalled vehicles. here is tara mergener with the latest for wjz.
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>> reporter: toyota is denying is denying published reports that it will recall 270,000 prius hybrids. on thursdaythee auto giant admitted there are problems with the antilock brakes in the 2010 model. >> it's a weird sensation. it's like you're driving and when you hit a pothole or some kind of bump all of a sudden it's like oh. >> reporter: more than 100 prius drivers in the u.s. have filed complaints including four reports of crashes. toyota says the problem has been fixed, but only in vehicles sold since late january. the company is also looking into two other hybrid model the including the lexus and uses the same braking system as the prius. another recall would add to millions of other toyotas already recalled because of sticky gas pedals. >> it's the brick on brick, you know, bad news upon bad news that just kills your reputation. >> reporter: it's not toyota's reputation congress is worried about. a house committee plans to hold a hearing next week to investigate whether the automaker and u.s. transportation officials acted
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quickly enough. >> we have to look to government's failure throughout this entire period and that's really where our primary jurisdiction is. >> reporter: one failure could include this federal test conducted more than two years ago. a toyota lexus showed problems of sticky gas pedals but nothing was ever done. the transportation department has also launched its own review, the beginning of what will likely be a long road for toyota. in washington, tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. . we've been telling you all morning toyota was scheduled to start a news conference during this hour to discuss the recent evers, that news conference has been scheduled to the next hour. and it looks like it will be another down day on wall street today. all overseas markets are down, the nikkei closing down nearly 3%. investors are worried about the jobs report coming out in this country today and the world economy. the arrest of the -- the rest of the condiment industry is playing catch up with heinz.
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opening the new packets is easier, you won't get squirted down your front. the top can also be peeled back to show off it's own dipping container. the new version should start appearing in fast food restaurants sometime this fall. like i said earlier, it takes all the fun out of breaking them open with your teeth. takes all the fun out of being a parent and being able to say stop doing that, you'll ruin your teeth! let's go ahead and reset the -- reset the current weather for those just getting up and joining us. here is first warning doppler weather radar, which we'll show you in reference back in a second. that is a significant winter weather event indeed on target to march our way. take a look at the watch, morning and advisory graphics. march our way with snow beginning around lunchtime. we're all under a winter storm warning. as you move toward the coast, you will see the effect of a big nor'easter with blizzard
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warning in effect for coastal delaware and south jersey. coastal flood warning in effect for the already winter pounded beaches of the dell-marva. >> the snowfall total graphics, 26 to 24 are on target. no changes from the information you were given before bed last night. we broadcast to a large area. i don't think 24 will be commonplace, i think 16 plus a couple inches will be. but clearly as you move toward the shenandoah valley, point of rocks, you can see two plus feet of snow. i want you to notice the eight to 16 band. that encompasses the coastal areas of delaware and south jersey where the blizzard warning is. it will be more of a visibility issue than a falling snow issue. now, here is our timing, look at this. by lunchtime. snow will start in our neighborhoods. i want you to go back to first warning doppler weather radar and notice the moisture down
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over the gulf coast states. that's the heavy snow that will get here tonight and overnight. by lunchtime it starts and then by dinner i'm thinking two to 4 inches of snow on the ground. the big hit is going to come later on. here's the official forecast, 37 as a high. a quick 37-degree mark as we move into the early afternoon. coming up on coffee with, phil simms from cbs joins us. we're talking about the super bowl. i know we're talking snow, but there is an unofficial american holiday taking place on sunday. this snow is not going to stop anybody. people are going to dig out and they're going to have fun. we'll be ,,,,,,
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good morning, 31 degrees, we're now starting to see an easterly breeze fire up. here comes the very, very beginning of this. back to the low that will be the nor'easter that will amount to a significant and sizable snowfall for the area. 71% humidity, the barometer is 30.28. western maryland upper 30s to 30 in hagerstown, elk ton three, is pax river 32, 30 in bel air and westminster, 32 rock hall and kent island, 34 in annapolis. before the break we covered this snow vent. it will be a big one what i
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think is significant for the cleanup, once the low gets out of here we move toward sunday, high pressure builds in, the sun comes out. for two solid days we have melting. we won't deal with a melt and refreeze. we will have breezy and sloppy this afternoon with a high of 37. heavy snow tonight, 35. cloudy windy cold, 30 through the afternoon. overnight tomorrow night and sunday night miserable. monday with temperatures in the low to mid teens. 29 with sun on sunday. we don't get above freezing until monday. tuesday, wednesday, low to mid-30s. if you're still traveling this morning here is sharon with wjz traffic control. >> a lot of people are take ago snow day a little early judging from the roads. we don't have many people out there. no problems to report with the exception of construction at charles street at 695, two northbound lanes blocked one southbound lanes gets by. detours are posted.
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drive times and speed around the beltway. full speed around. 95 more volume than before at whitemarsh but traffic moving well. this traffic report was brought by bill's carpet warehouse, bill's has it all 877-75-bills. thank you very much. this morning's coffee with is with a great quarterback in his own right with the giants he passed for over 33,000 yards and when comparing him to peyton manning in his words, he just blows that 33,000 yards up, it's incredible. phil simms joins us the satellite tour is provided by fedex. >> ladies and gentlemen, phil simms welcome back to the eyewitness news morning edition. how are you today? >> i'm doing well, how is everybody there? >> we're doing fine. you know, we're getting psyched up for super bowl. before we get to the fedex safe kids can we talk football super bowl for a second? >> yes. >> it's coming down to a lot of
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discussion about peyton manning and drew brees, we know there is more to the teams. i'm looking at your stats, dude you passed for 33,000 yards and had almost 200 touchdowns. i mean, you really know what you're talking about here. >> where do these guys rank? >> first off those numbers are just not good enough, i mean they're not good enough. it's never enough no matter what you do. brett favre has thrown for 250,000 yards or something. the game is going to be great. and it is a lot about the quarterbacks, like you said though, guys we know it's a lot more than just the quarterbacks and i'm curious to -- i'm a cure cuss guy. i'm curious to see all facets of the game and i just can't -- i think more than anything i can't wait to see how the coaches call the game. you know, who is going to take the risk, who is willing to take chance as soon as will it be on an on side kick, fake punt, situations like that it takes a
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lot of courage to do it when dow it, it better work. >> it makes it more exciting when they do. >> is this anymore of a coach's game than any sunday? >> i think the nfl is about the coaching. it's about putting people in the right positions to give them a chance for success, but yeah i think the super bowl, if anything, you know, everybody always talks about the players, how can they handle the nerves, will they be able to settle down and play well? and i go i don't know, i think the players can, because they play a reactionary, hitting, you get into the game pretty quick. how about the coach who can think about making decision as soon as they got a little time. you want to make sure or you would hope they don't second guess themselves and 'cause their team or take away some opportunities for the football team because the bigness of the game make them play more conservative. >> that's a great take, really, phil thanks a lot. we appreciate you kind of stepping out of what we're here
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for to talk about that. >> let's talk about fedex safe kids project. >> well, it's a six-year fedex has the air and ground award program. i've been involved with it for three years. it benefits safe kids usa and the local coalitions. they open up the air and ground nominees january 11th, since then over 2 million people voted. we will announce the winners wednesday down here in miami and over the years fedex has donated over $12 million for safe kids, so us been a great program. it's worked really well and i'm proud to be part of it. >> and a lot of kids from the baltimore ravens have benefitted from fedex's safe kids. it's a big thing. kudos for them. >> it's worked well in baltimore because, you know, people like ray lewis, ray rice, they've been nominated so many times over the years, so some of that money has absolutely gone to baltimore. q. players get nominated but the money comes and works for kids
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in the area. >> you got it. >> drew brees, brett favre, peyton manning, for the grounds drew peterson, adrian. >> it's great choices but all the people going online and voting, we will see which fan base is the most loyal. and it goes out there and gets it done. you know, i never forget people think like well, there is maurice jones-drew in jacksonville, but he can't win it because he comes from a small market. i don't know, just a couple years ago, that award went to fred taylor. so it is about the fans just being loyal to their players. >> i'm going to tell you how it comes from my football fan perspective. peyton manning as long as this guy is in the afc elwin 12 games a year and the ravens to get to the super bowl have to go to indianapolis. i will give it to peyton manning. >> ground, about adrian peterson may get a nod here, with all
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due respect. >> let me just interject here, chris johnson ran for over 2000 yards and he caught a lot of passings for big yardage too. i think it's going to be hard. >> but you know what, he's a titan and i remember before the league realigned the titans were our arch rival before it became the steelers he can still go suck an egg. that's how it's supposed to be, it's supposed to be, you know, about your team and it's okay if you hate the opposition. i think that's what great about sports, root against the other guy. it's okay. >> phil we can talk forever. we got to run. thank you for all the hard work you do off the field. thank you for the great job in the booth we appreciate it. you're a solid pro, man. >> thank you, don and marty both thank you for having me on today. >> phil we'll see you later blower. >> fedex find out more on their website of how you can get involved. q. does a great job. >> played 14 years for one team, super bowl, 33,000 yards not
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five and a half till 7:00. here come updates from sharon and marty at first warning weather. >> first warning doppler weather radar what we are seeing is the storm, this significant winter weather event marching our way. notice all the rain down along the gulf coast states. that will be a heavy burst of snow tonight and during the overnight, watches, warnings and advisories. winter storm warning in effect for everybody, coastal warnings, with either a blizzard warning
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or coastal flood warning with the winter battered delaware beaches, and two to 4 inches of grounds on the ground by dinner, snowfall totals intact, 16 to 24, i think the average will be 16 maybe plus a couple of inches. the forecast for the day we'll call for an early high of 37. now over to sharon gibala wjz traffic control. >> on the roads i guess you could say we're experiencing the calm before the storm. we've made it through the entire morning rush thus far without any problems with the exception of some construction, watch for that on charles street at 695. northbound two lanes on the bridge are blocked. southbound one lane getting by. detours are posted. speeds around the beltway at full speed. the top side at greenspring avenue and the west side at liberty road. this traffic report was brought by bill's carpet warehouse, hardwood and laminate too, bills has it all for you. 877-75-bills. and the weather to come is
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our major headline. the snowstorm about to hit this area, people are already preparing for the worse. subdivisions are getting ready with snow removal efforts but several areas say they're running out of salt and of course you know that many local governments have already overspent their snow removal budgets. and with the snow on the way, flights are being cancelled at bwi thurgood marshall. southwest airlines has cancelled most flights for this evening and all flights for tomorrow. passengers are advised to check the status of their flight before leaving home no matter which airline they are flying or thought they were flying. stay with wjz 13 maryland's news station, complete news, weather and traffic still ahead for you this morning. don't forget super bowl 44, a look at the big game and the team miami has adopted as it's own. of course, it's new orleans saints and indianapolis colts in miami ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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